Outdoor Dining Ideas for Your Garden

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With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your garden ready for al fresco dining. Let’s jump straight into some of the best on-trend outdoor dining ideas.

The Outdoor Kitchen

This has to be top of the list. BBQ’s, Pizza ovens and worktops can all be built into a purpose-built outdoor kitchen giving you endless possibilities for entertaining throughout the summer – and if you’re brave enough, the winter too! Anyone for a BBQ Turkey for Christmas?

Rustic wooden furniture

Both practical and beautiful, invest in some wooden furniture with a rustic vibe for that lived-in, homely look which is perfect for your garden. There are many options available, from beautiful benches and tables that resemble driftwood to quaint loveseats. Wooden furniture gives a lovely natural look, complementing country gardens particularly well.


Used correctly, metal can look stunning in a garden. If wooden furniture isn’t your thing, there are plenty of metal options in the garden furniture market. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even make your barbecue part of your garden decor by choosing one with ornate or aesthetic metal details.


If you want to dine late into the evening, your garden needs lighting. Make the most of this practical addition to your garden by choosing some beautiful lights to illuminate your garden. There are plenty of options to choose between, from fairy lights to solar powered lanterns. You can even get lights that resemble mushrooms or fireflies for a fairytale atmosphere.

Canopies or cover

We can be as optimistic as we like about the weather, but the reality of an English summer always includes at least some rain. For this reason, out of all these outdoor dining ideas, a canopy or cover is perhaps the most important in this list. With an attractive canopy or cover, you don’t need to let the rain ruin your plans. And with so many colours and styles on offer, you’re sure to find one that matches your garden.


If you’re keen on having plenty of barbecues and picnics this summer, you don’t need to stop at garden furniture. Why not treat yourself to a few blankets, barbecue tools and maybe some glass tumblers. Or, if you want to decorate your garden for a party, pick up some bunting, napkins or tablecloths.

We hope you enjoyed learning about the latest trends in outdoor dining. Hopefully, a couple of these ideas have inspired you to take the al fresco route this summer. Enjoy making the most of your garden!

Posted on April 30th 2019

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